After a record-breaking 146 days, Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show‘s first reader has passed ‘Queen of Diamonds’ on to the editor. His reading of the story and decision to buy or reject will take only 30-45 more days, their email promises. Which means that there’s a real chance they’ll keep their rejection (or, Editor…

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How embarassing! Due to a editing error on my part, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine has rejected ‘Oenocide’. The editing error (consisting of a failure to edit at all) resulted from ‘Oenocide’ originally being targeted for Gastronomicon II. For GII, each story would have appeared alongside a recipe. Hence, for GII, having a recipe as the…

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While response time to actual manuscript submissions is similar in duration to the gestation of elephants, it seems that response time to queries is like the lifetime of the mayfly. An associate editor at Dark Wisdom wrote: Sounds interesting, please feel free to send it along and thanks for asking. So of course, the first…

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Yesterday, I re-read ‘Prisoner of war’, the story I wrote for Cat Sparks‘ Agog! Ripping Reads anthology, and discovered to my delight that it’s actually a hell of a lot better than I thought when I finished it. (My girlfriend, though admittedly not the harshest of critiquers, is even asking for a novelization.) So today…

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